£500,000 REDEVELOPMENT OF CRANHAM PARADE, WORCESTER COMPLETE
Published by Rachael @ WCH for Fortis Living in Housing and also in Communities
Picture shows (from left to right) Mark Bell, Property Investment Manager at Fortis Living; Kevin Davis, DJD Architects; Jonathon Haigh, Paul Senior and Ray Higgins, Keepmoat; Richard Grounds, Executive Director Growth and Investment at Fortis Living.
The half a million pound transformation of Cranham Drive in Warndon, Worcester is complete. The dramatic face lift, which has seen the area rechristened as Cranham Parade by local residents, has been delivered by Worcester Community Housing, part of the Fortis Living group.
The occasion was marked with a tree planting ceremony led by the Executive Director for Growth and Investment at Fortis Living, Richard Grounds and Operations Manager Paul Senior from developers Keepmoat.
Work began back in Feb 2013 with the demolition of 33 dilapidated garages, the creation of a new car park and access road for staff and customers, more bin storage, new railings and landscaped areas at the rear of the parade. This was followed by improvement work to the front including attractive outdoor areas for shop owners to expand, new balconies, repairs and improvements to the car park, a facelift to the front facade of the building and new lighting in the walkways. All of this work has helped to reenergise the tired looking areas.
Mark Bell, Property Investment Manager at Fortis Living said “The improvement works have made a real impact on the local area. We have taken what was a tired looking space and transformed it into a vibrant locale for everyone to enjoy. The feedback we have received so far has been really positive. Residents are telling us they are enjoying the new space and feel a renewed sense of pride in their neighbourhood.”
Monika Syska-Unger of Giles Pharmacy is delighted with the results: “We are all really pleased with the transformation, its looking really great. Customers are pleased too. Local shops made a big difference to local lives and we are hoping that the work will encourage more people to pop along to the parade to shop locally.”